Voting results on the 2021 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) are in, and the approved proposals will bring an estimated 10% or more efficiency improvement for both residential and commercial buildings that follow the IECC.
Build-outs and New Construction
The building energy code is an important tool that states, counties, and cities have to meet their climate and energy goals. As government leaders take more ambitious steps to reduce carbon emissions and provide healthier and more affordable places for people to live and work, it is critical to improve the code that sets minimum … Continued
This guide is designed to assist city leadership and their building departments in working together to implement an effective strategy to achieve high levels of energy code compliance for new and renovated buildings.
This fact sheet highlights the benefits of performing a code compliance assessment, as well as describes the four-phases of the assessment methodology for code compliance.
These data collection forms can be used in support of the Assessment Methodology for Code Compliance in Medium to Large Cities guide, and are intended for use by evaluators to gather the appropriate information on energy code compliance.
This guide is a plug-and-play methodology designed for cities to evaluate the process of building practices through the lens of code compliance.
Here are some of the other key proposals IMT will be watching closely as we move through the rest of the 2021 Energy Code development cycle.
Improving the efficiency of new and existing buildings is a crucial strategy for cities and states that are charting a path to decrease carbon emissions and meet ambitious climate goals. But what about the materials that are being used to construct and retrofit buildings? Fabricating the materials that comprise buildings—like concrete, steel, and windows—also releases … Continued
The City Energy Project methodology is designed to assist medium to large cities in identifying residential and commercial energy code compliance issues and help identify the areas that each jurisdiction should focus on in order to improve their compliance rates. The methodology provides an informal energy code compliance rate that is not intended to be … Continued
The City Energy Project Code Compliance Assessment Methodology for Medium and Large Cities is designed to assist medium to large cities in identifying residential and commercial energy code compliance issues and help identify the areas that each jurisdiction should focus on in order to improve their compliance rates. The methodology provides an informal energy code … Continued